Minggu, 18 Maret 2012

An Unforgettable Debut

Devil Blue Dress Rawlins Mysteries

Devil Blue Dress Rawlins Mysteries

The interesting thing about the detective in this detective mystery is that he is not a detective at all, not technically anyway. Easy Rawlins is an African American living in post-war Los Angeles who just wants to make a good living and enjoy a quiet life in his own home. However, when he's laid off, he can't make his mortgage and he's going to lose his house and he would rather do anything than that. He finds, though, that he has to do more than he bargained for. All of a sudden, Easy is a detective, one whose reward becomes remaining alive. Though he isn't your average detective, Easy does a good job of keeping himself low and hunting for the facts. Surprisingly enough, he exerts great intuition when it comes to detecting and manages to keep himself afloat, despite all the hurtles that are thrown his way. Mosley does a great job of capturing a people, a culture, and a place that we don't get to read much about. He keeps us involved, not only in Easy's character, but in the character of the times, providing vivid images of seedy jazz clubs, dangerous underground bars, and dark alleys. Throughout the book, you get to see, firsthand, what it would be like to be an African American war veteran in the 1940s in Los Angeles, California. The reader experiences the racial prejudices and the struggle to find a job to support your family as well as the excitement of the fast-faced metropolis and the music of local clubs. These two facets of the novel, the culture and the detective mystery, make this book a wonderful addition to the detective mystery genre.

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6 komentar:

  1. I mostly read DeMille books and just finished a Kellerman book. Im looking for a book with a character like John Corey - one of DeMille's characters. I want the book to have murder, mystery, and sex in it and the main character to be a badass - could be either be male of female. thanks for any recommendations.

    BalasHapus
  2. Jeremy Mathews21 Oktober 2012 11.32

    Looking for some new reads.

    BalasHapus
  3. need a good book to read :)

    BalasHapus
  4. Please suggest the ones which have a startling twist in the end..Something like Agatha Christie. I'm a big fan of Jeffery Deaver, so the books I'm looking for are in that genre.

    BalasHapus
  5. Something that'll keep me rooted to the book, I'm going on a long flight and need a good page turner. Some of my fav authors are Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, and I've read some of Dashiell Hammett's stuff.

    BalasHapus
  6. Can you please recommend some books that are great to read? I prefer page turners.

    BalasHapus